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I am listing a 1972 250C on ebay for a customer and I wanted some info on the car. Is there anything special I need to know? For instance, a 1991 BMW M3 is often referred to an an E30 M3. Are these cars desireable? Just fire away, any info will help. Thanks all.
 

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W114 body type. Coupe. Carburettored 2.5 litre engine.

These are the base model in the six cylinder range of that styling, with the carbie equipped smaller engine.

There's an injected version called the 250CE which performs a lot better and you can pick up dirt cheap. 2-3K AUD (around US$2000), in good nick.

The 280CE in the range is the one to get. They're worth a bit more.

In sales talk, that makes the 250C a "good first car."
But it'd want to be in superb condition (for its age), to justify a buyer not going for the injected version, or pay just a little bit more for a 280C or CE.
You could pay them to buy the car...


Some people like 'em. I'll be in the market for one myself in another two months, so long as it's in good nick. A 250C suits me because the motor's coming out anyway.
 

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I thought that in '72, the engine was actually a 2.8L. Keep in mind that I know very little about these cars, other than the fact that I just purchased a beautiful '72 250C yesterday afternoon, but that was one of the things I was fairly certain of.

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Riquiscott - 8/30/2005 9:44 PM

I thought that in '72, the engine was actually a 2.8L. Keep in mind that I know very little about these cars, other than the fact that I just purchased a beautiful '72 250C yesterday afternoon, but that was one of the things I was fairly certain of.

Scott
2.8L would have been on a 280C.
 

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Hi 007.

Having a VIN to work with is always helpful. MB is a very complex organization which changes its ways often. I'm sure you'll understand, Mr. Bond.

Without a VIN, you get all types of discussions, and often all are right. If I had a 250C outside with an M130 engine outside, I would feel very confident. So will the guy with his 250C and M114 engine feel.

So large is american market, that it forced even the mighty MB to bend over a bit.

I once had a 69 250C with an M114 engine. So they do exist. Note that the 250's with a 280 engine had the M130, not the M110 like the "real" 280'S.

Give us a VIN, and we will educate.


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From the owner's manual of my 1972 250c:


Engine Type..........M130
Total Piston Displacement...2,778 cm^3

I think the 250's got the 2.8L engine beginning in mid-'71, but it was still a SOHC engine. The 2.8L engine in the later 280c was a DOHC model.

Scott Gardner
 

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Yes the early 250's had a 2.5 L engine. somewhere in the 70's they ran out of the M114 engine and replaced it w/ the M130 (2.8L) but retained the 250 designation.

Yes MB is a confusing company.
 

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Just as a point of reference, my mid-71 250 sedan has the factory M130 2.8L engine...
 
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